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LINGUIST List 17.2710

Fri Sep 22 2006

Jobs: English & Techn/Professional Communication: Assoc Prof, U of Aizu

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        1.    Thomas Orr, English & Technical / Professional Communication: Assoc Prof, University of Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan


Message 1: English & Technical / Professional Communication: Assoc Prof, University of Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Date: 22-Sep-2006
From: Thomas Orr <t-orru-aizu.ac.jp>
Subject: English & Technical / Professional Communication: Assoc Prof, University of Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan


University or Organization: University of Aizu
Department: Center for Language Research
Web Address: http://www.u-aizu.ac.jp/
Job Rank: Associate Professor
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Technical / Professional Communication
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

POSITION: Associate (or Assistant) Professor
STATUS: Full-time, tenure-track
ENVIRONMENT: International, multilingual working-environment, with equal
opportunities and benefits for faculty of all nationalities

STARTING DATE: April 1, 2007 (or shortly thereafter)

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Doctorate in Applied Linguistics, Technical Communication, ELT, ESP, EST,
or related field
- Scholarly publications, presentations, and professional experience
- Native or near-native English-speaker proficiency
- Ability to teach/research academic and workplace English for students,
faculty, and working professionals in computer science, IT, and related
technical/business fields
- Intelligent, personable, innovative, and enthusiastic

DUTIES: Teach 4-5 classes per semester (one class is 90 minutes per week),
develop original innovative instruction, participate in projects, serve on
committees, conduct research, network internationally, and publish widely

SALARY: Based on experience and qualifications

BENEFITS:
- Subsidized furnished housing in faculty apartments within walking
distance of the university
- Large, well-equipped private office in modern building
- New-employee allowance for computer equipment
- Well-equipped, air-conditioned, high-tech classrooms
- Annual budget for research, domestic conference travel, academic
memberships, etc.
- Eligibility for one annual overseas conference trip
- Internal grant opportunities for special research projects/conferences
- Consulting and other business activities permitted
- Subsidies for special extra-curricular classes
- Winter utilities allowance
- Two bonuses per year
- Full-time employment till age 65 with retirement and health benefits
- One-way transportation costs to Aizuwakamatsu
- Shipping expense allowance
- Scenic setting close to ski and hot spring resorts, national parks,
rivers, lakes, mountains, museums, castle, historical district, shopping
- Two and a half hours from Tokyo by train

SUBMISSION PACKAGE:
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) Copies of two best papers
4) Three recent letters of recommendation
5) Photocopies of university diplomas
6) URLs of any online work or educational materials

The University of Aizu is the first university in Japan solely dedicated to
computer science and engineering. It has approximately 1,200 students at
the undergraduate and graduate level, and about half of its faculty are
non-Japanese, coming from roughly 10 different countries. The University is
officially bilingual and all official meetings/documents are
conducted/printed in both English and Japanese.

The University of Aizu is located in Aizuwakamatsu City, a historic castle
town of scenic beauty with a population of nearly 120,000. For more
information about the university, please visit our web page:
http://www.u-aizu.ac.jp/

Address for Applications:
Professor Kesen
Attention: CLR Faculty Selection Committee
Office of Planning and Management
University of Aizu
Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture 965-8580
Japan
Email: positionu-aizu.ac.jp

Application Deadline: 06-Nov-2006 (or until job is filled)

Contact Information:
Dr. Thomas Orr
Email: t-orru-aizu.ac.jp
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